Isfahan or Esfahan, is the capital city of Isfahan province. It is an ancient city located in the center of Iran.
The city is considered as a popular tourist destination and a major cultural and economic center of Iran. Iranian call it “Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning “Half the World”. For everyone travelling to Iran, this place is a certain stop.
It is one of the most beautiful cities of the world. The city enjoys a moderate climate and regular seasons.
Isfahan is a turquoise, flashing with brilliant aquamarine mosaic domes, lofty minarets, and some of the world’s finest architecture. It is a centre of attraction for everyone. It was the 16th century Persian capital city and have minimum of 1500 years of history. Unquestionably, Isfahan is one of the world’s great cities, and a UNESCO-designated Centre of Cultural Heritage of the world. You will be captivated by the beauty of its ceramic domes and lavishly decorated mosques. It has been said about the Isfahan’s countless medieval monuments, that “the more you behold them, the more they will surprise and fascinate you.”
The city is the third largest city in Iran, produces fine carpets, textiles, steel, handicrafts, specific sweet and traditional delicious foods.
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Image of the World) situated at the centre of Isfahan city, Iran. It has Constructed 400 years ago. it is now an important historical site, and one of UNESCO\'s World Heritage Sites.
Si o se pol was built 400 years ago. It has 33 arches and is as a means of crossing the wide watercourse of the Zayanderud River. Si o Se pol is a true masterpiece of stone masonry constructed in yellow brick and limestone by one of the greatest mathematicians of his time.
Chehel Sotoun (40 Columns) is an architectural masterpiece in form of garden built about 400 years ago. It was a palace for receptions and amusements. The name, \"Forty Columns,\" was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the waters of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty.
Manar Jonban or \"the swinging minarets\" is a tomb dbuilt at 1316 AD. While the tomb itself is an interesting piece of architecture, the main attraction is the two minarets or towers flanking the tomb. Because of the way they\'re constructed, leaning against one of the towers and shaking it causes it to swing side to side. After a minute or two, the second minaret, which is about 10 meters away, joins in the swinging. This strange phenomenon attracts hundreds of visitors each day.